* DOYLE, Arthur Conan (1859-1930). The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1894.
8vo (233 x 160 mm). Half-title, frontispiece and illustrations by Sidney Paget. (Some spotting as usual.) Publisher's gilt- and black-stamped blue cloth, bevelled edges, edges gilt (some light wear, particularly to extremities, spine slightly leaned). Provenance: W.H. Smith & Son (bookseller's blind stamp); M.M. and A.E. Church (gift inscription); Addie (gift inscription).
FIRST EDITION, the second collection of short stories, after The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1892. "Rarely has a character so quickly established itself on the popular imagination as did Sherlock Holmes in the latter half of 1891" (Green & Gibson). Green & Gibson A14a.
Property from the Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman, St. Louis, Missouri